Friday, March 03, 2006
Europe: bird flu psychosis
Some sources have described the European reaction to H5N1 as a psychosis as a French Mayor bans chicken from the menu in schools, Germans abandon their cats, and the Italians and Greeks cease to eat poultry completely. This is a bad time for cats and the poultry industry in Europe. Good news for British cats and the British poultry industry is that H5N1 panic has yet to break through into the British mind, who is more interested in events going on in EastEnders than what a small virus is doing to chickens, cats and a couple of European industries in countries that Britain has beaten in a couple of wars.